The Coordinator of Freshwater Education position is responsible for coordinating, marketing and delivering watershed and Great Lakes education programs to a variety of different constituencies throughout Michigan. Responsibilities include: Development of a tailored curriculum and associated resources for K-12 learners related to watershed and Great Lakes environmental issues, including leave-behind materials for teachers; Acquisition and upkeep of all program-related materials. Assist development department in regular sponsorship updates and reporting requirements; Upkeep of a detailed budget and travel log; Training of other education staff members and volunteers for program delivery and content knowledge; Requirements: Documented completion of an undergraduate degree in environmental education or a related life science field; An academic and/or service record reflective of significant scholarly achievement or advocacy for watershed and Great Lakes issues including education, policy and economic sectors; A minimum of three years’ experience presenting science content and integrated research results to diverse public audiences in a museum setting or institution of higher learning (five years preferred); Documented understanding and success relating to and interfacing with citizen advocacy groups, particularly those of a grass roots nature; An understanding of and interest in existing statewide initiatives related to water ecology, watershed studies or Great Lakes advocacy; A detailed understanding of the State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations for k-12 student curriculums, for ecology/life science benchmarks particularly as relates to outcomes for the State of Michigan’s annual MEAP testing in school districts and public school academies; Strong organizational skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with ability to create effective, engaging presentation and materials; Must be goal oriented and demonstrate ability to work independently. A valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record is required. This is an 18 month grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon further grant funding.
Posted on the MMA website 1/30.